Legality of cannabis

  • The Truth About Marijuana: Health Risks Trivialized (Op-Ed)

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    • Former Justice Stevens: Legalize pot

      Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday said the federal government should legalize marijuana. "Yes," Stevens, 94, replied after NPR host Scott Simon asked him whether it should be on his radio show. "I really think that that's another instance of public opinion [that's]…

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        • Massachusetts Blazes a Trail for Testing Cannabis

          Although marijuana is not yet legal in the New England state, proposed legislation includes a mandate for testing.

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          • 4th grader sells pot in northern Colorado

            GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus.

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            • Colorado: Even with legal pot, we’re still better than New Jersey

              Colorado might still be divided over the issue of legal marijuana, but it was united in its response to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s recent criticism of the state. Christie blasted Colorado as a place with “head shops popping up on every corner and people flying in just to get high.” Christie…

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              • Ex-Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: Let's legalize pot

                Freed from the reclusive stuffiness of the Supreme Court, former Justice John Paul Stevens now says marijuana should be legal.In an interview with NPR's Scott Simon, Stevens said the "distinction between marijuana and alcoholic beverages is really not much of a distinction." And when asked directly…

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                • AnythingIT CEO Explains The Move Into The Marijuana Space

                  Anything IT (OTC: ANYI ) CEO David Bernstein recently sat down with 420 Investor Alan Brochstein for an interview. AnythingIT, which is an OTCQB company looking to capitalize on cannabis through their ...

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                  • Uruguay to limit pot buyers to 10 grams a week

                    Uruguay's government is still writing the rules for its legal marijuana market, two weeks overdue now, and President Jose Mujica has asked that no details be released until the regulations are published ...

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                      • Will Marijuana Economy Cause Addiction Boost?

                        Pot proponents like to say that drug rehabilitation centers are opposed to legalization because they profit from drug prohibition.

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                        • California bill to curb medical marijuana passes key hurdle

                          By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - A measure to regulate California's chaotic medical marijuana industry passed a key legislative hurdle on Tuesday, in a move that could lay the groundwork to tax and control recreational u...

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                          • Banks aren’t inhaling U.S. government assurances on pot - St. Louis Business Journal

                            You can now use bitcoin to legally buy marijuana in the state of Colorado. Apparently bankers everywhere feel like bankers in St. Louis about working with marijuana dealers, legal or not. Despite U.S. government assurances to banks that they will not be held in violation of the law for dealing with…

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                            • Why the marijuana issue is only going to get bigger

                              Marijuana legalization may be a bit of a quiet issue in this election year. When Chris Christie got asked about legalization on his radio show, he said: ‘”For the people who are enamored with the idea with the income, the tax revenue from this, go to Colorado and see if you want to live there…see…

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                              • Playground pot trade lands fourth-graders in hot water

                                School says boy sold classmates a bag of marijuana for $11, and one couldn't pay The fourth-grader who couldn't pay returned the next day with a pot candy bar to trade Marijuana became legal in Colorado in January, so no state law broken, school says The incident began when a boy sold a bag of…

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                                • Buzzkill: Marijuana Poses Risks to Teens

                                  Marijuana has been legalized or decriminalized in 17 states and the District of Columbia, with Maryland joining the list in mid-April. Twenty-one states allow marijuana for medical use. Not to harsh anyone’s mellow, but it may be an appropriate time to bring back a useful verb to associate with…

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                                    • Nobody Tell Chris Christie, But Colorado Might Have A Better 'Quality Of Life' Than New Jersey

                                      On a recent radio program, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) slammed Colorado's recreational marijuana laws, which was not a surprise -- Christie has long been a vocal opponent of marijuana legalization in New Jersey. What was surprising was the governor's take that the new Colorado pot laws have…

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                                      • Pot advocate facing felony trial files for state representative

                                        Hoping to nudge the Legislature into easing Michigan s laws on marijuana, activists submitted petitions Tuesday to put legalization questions on August ballots in Hazel Park and Oak Park. In both cities, backers want to legalize the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis by those 21 and older on…

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                                        • Holmes Norton skeptical of hearing on DC pot

                                          The lone congressional delegate from Washington, D.C., warned that a House hearing next month could be the first step in an attempt to overturn the district's decriminalization of marijuana.  Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) is slated to testify in May at a House Oversight subcommittee hearing on the…

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                                          • Justice Stevens Supports Federal Marijuana Legalization

                                            "The distinction between marijuana and alcoholic beverages is really not much of a distinction."

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                                            • Smoker Friendly chain launches marijuana-friendly division - Denver Business Journal

                                              Smoker Friendly, the Boulder-based chain of cigarette stores, has started a new division to take advantage of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, The Denver Post reports. The new division is called Glass Werx, and will send bongs, pipes, vaporizers and related accessories. The company…

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                                              • How Medical Marijuana Went From Political Poison To Popular Policy

                                                How Medical Marijuana Went From Political Poison To Popular Policy "How Medical Marijuana Went From Political Poison To Popular Policy" More than 40 years ago, psychiatry professor Lester Grinspoon wrote a groundbreaking book on marijuana that the New York Times dubbed at the time “the best dope on…

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